- Author: Nevermore
- Date: February 9, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Welcome to the Feral Druid PvP guide for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King!
In this guide, you will learn how to properly play a Feral Druid in PvP scenarios, whether those might be battlegrounds, arenas, or the open world.
Feral Druids assume the vicious form of a cat to stalk their enemies and ambush them with deadly force. The Feral specialization comes with stealth elements and very powerful burst capabilities, pouncing from one target to another. Feral Druids are one of the deadliest and fiercest foes you can encounter in a PvP scenario.
This guide covers the Feral Druid as of the patch 3.3.5, and includes BIS gear, gems, enchantments, gameplay, and spell rotation tips.
Arena Team Setups
When it comes to teams for the Arena you will want to try the following combinations:
2 vs 2 teams:
- Feral Druid/Restoration Shaman
- Feral Druid/Arms Warrior
- Feral Druid/Subtlety Rogue
- Feral Druid/Combat Rogue
- Feral Druid/Restoration Druid
- Feral Druid/Marksmanship Hunter
- Feral Druid/Discipline Priest
- Feral Druid/Shadow Priest
3 vs 3 teams:
- Feral Druid/Retribution Paladin/Restoration Shaman
- Feral Druid/Arms Warrior/Discipline Priest
- Feral Druid/Holy Paladin/Marksmanship Hunter
- Feral Druid/Holy Paladin/Arms Warrior
- Feral Druid/Discipline Priest/Frost Mage
- Feral Druid/Discipline Priest/Arcane Mage
- Feral Druid/Combat Rogue/Discipline Priest
- Feral Druid/Subtlety Rogue/Discipline Priest
- Feral Druid/Subtlety Rogue/Holy Paladin
- Tauren: The only available race on the Horde to play a Druid, the Tauren are mighty creatures with a strong connection to nature. They provide several interesting racials for PvP encounters that bolster their overall survivability.
First one is the Endurance, which increases their base health by 5%. Meanwhile, the War Stomp is a stun that takes 0.5 seconds to cast and lasts 2 seconds, providing increased survivability in clutch situations. It may also provide a way to chain up crowd control to set up a kill.
Another useful racial is the Nature Resistance, which reduces the chance to be hit by nature spells by 2%. Lastly, this race provides a racial which can help guide your profession choices – Cultivation, which increases your base Herbalism skill by 15.
- Night Elf: The only available race available for Alliance players who want to play a Druid, Night Elves are a proud race who have been blessed with immortality by the World Tree, Nordrassil. After losing their immortality after the third war, the Night Elves nonetheless retain an extreme bond with nature and offer several interesting racials.
The first of these is Shadowmeld, which offers several interesting effects. First one is making you invisible as long as you remain standing still. Meanwhile, the second one is vastly powerful in PvP: it removes your opponent’s target from you, forcing them to target you again. This effect can offer you the edge over your opponents – the split-second you gain can be used to interrupt a spell from being cast or a channel effect.
The second interesting racial is the Wisp Spirit, which offers a 75% increase to your movement speed while dead. While this ability is entirely useless in arenas or battlegrounds, it is quite useful in open-world situations. Hey, at least you can respawn faster, right?
Elusiveness is a racial that reduces the chance to be detected if you are in stealth or Shadowmeld. Other beneficial racials are: Quickness, which reduces the chance to be hit by melee and ranged attacks by 2%, and Nature Resistance, which works the same as the Tauren passive.
- Herbalism will generate you a very good source of income, especially when paired with Alchemy. It also offers one, potentially life-saving ability for PvP scenarios – Lifeblood, which offers a heal-over-time effect that can save you in clutch situations.
One of the reasons why Herbalism is such a great choice for Druids is the ability to pick the herbs while maintaining Swift Flight Form. This offers you a great advantage compared to your competitors, because you do not need to dismount.
- Alchemy offers a variety of useful potions and flasks. While you are generally unable to use any potions in arenas, you can still use one specific flask dedicated to alchemists: the Flask of the North. It offers either spell power, attack power, or raw strength and is the only usable flask in an arena.
Alchemy also offers potions like Free Action Potion, which can be used as an improvised trinket in dire situations.
- Engineering has always been the number one profession when it comes to player-versus-player content. Since the early days of WoW, it has provided players with several gadgets that have given them an edge over their opponents, some of those being the Nitro Boots, Saronite Bomb, Mind Amplification Dish, Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket, and the Frag Belt.
- Mining will generate you a good source of income, while also generating enough raw materials to level up professions like Engineering or Jewelcrafting. Most people underestimate the profitability of mining, but rest assured that it will go a long way.
Not only will it provide you with a sustainable source of gold, but it will also grant you a special passive that will enhance your PvP potency – Toughness, which will increase your stamina by 60 at max rank.
- Skinning is mainly used as a gatherer profession, which can be very profitable. Skinning grants you the ability to remove the pelts of the animals you kill across your journeys. It also offers you a nice boost to your critical strike rating in the form of Master of Anatomy.
- Jewelcrafting is one of the professions which can lend you plenty of gold, while also contributing to the min-maxing aspect of the game. A Jewelcrafter can create special gems such as the Mystic Dragon’s Eye, which boost your resilience by a considerable value.
- Enchanting offers you the ability to enchant your equipment, as well as your ally’s equipment with various magical effects that give you an edge. This profession also allows you to disenchant equipment to break it down into rare magical essences required not only for the practitioners of this craft, but for other professions as well.
Picking up Enchanting gives you access to special enchantments for your rings. For example, melee classes can benefit from Enchant Ring – Assault, increasing their Attack Power by 40 on each ring.
This profession is best paired with Tailoring due to the Disenchanting ability, allowing you to effectively craft equipment that can be broken down into magical essences.
- Tailoring offers you the ability to craft equipment from cloth pieces, as well as other magical items found all around the world. This profession is usually paired with Enchanting, since you can disenchant the gear you create and turn it into useful magical essences.
- Blacksmithing grants you the ability to forge equipment from ingots and other materials. This profession can be quite profitable, since you can craft a lot of bind-on-equip gear pieces and sell them. Aside from the gold that you can gain from this profession, Blacksmithing allows you to utilize two extra sockets for your equipment: one for the gloves and one for the bracers.
- Leatherworking is a profession that allows you to craft gear pieces from leather gathered from animals all around the world. Leatherworkers have the Fur Lining ability, which allows them to place a special enchantment on the bracers. This enchantment has different bonuses, a particularly beneficial one being Fur Lining – Attack Power, which increases your attack power by 130.
- Inscription is a profession that allows you to create various glyphs, trinkets, and special parchments which are usable by the Enchanters. This profession gives you access to a special enchantment for your shoulders – Master’s Inscription of the Axe, which can offer different effects, including increased attack power.